This remarkable book, and accompanying prints, is packaged in a sumptuous presentation box. It reveals the story of 40 of the world's most fascinating plants.
The plants are explored through specially selected facsimile texts from the Archives at Kew and expert introductions, as well as exceptional and beautiful illustrations. The Botanical Treasury also includes 40 beautifully reproduced prints of the plants which can then be framed, allowing the reader to truly appreciate these magnificent plants.
Christopher Mills has been Head of Library, Art and Archives at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew for nine years. Before that he was Head of Collections at the Natural History Museum, London for 13 years. He writes regularly on the subject of Botany for both the academic and lay enthusiast market.
Table Of Contents:
40 plants to include Welwitschia; Titan arum; Encephalartos (cycad); Datura; Rafflesia; Victoria amazonia (giant water lily); Palm - Tahina spectablis; Orchid; Tulip; Strelitzia; Bread fruit; Luffa cylindrical; Brugmansia Sanguinea; Clibadium asperum; Colchicum luteum; Leea horrid; Skinner's orchid; Coco de Mer; Cerbera tanghin (ordeal plant); Davidia involucrata var. vilmoriniana (handkerchief tree); Woodsia plummerae; Durian (Durio); Pseudotsuga menziesii; Douglas fir; Baobab; Adansonia
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